Publish dateThursday 24 August 2023 - 21:27
Story Code : 275495
Efforts Underway To Resume Major Transit, Energy Projects
Efforts are underway to resume practical work on major transit and energy projects between Central Asia and South Asia through Afghanistan. The office of the deputy PM for economic affairs said.
Afghan Voice Agency (AVA)_Monitoring, The office said the projects were CASA-1000, TAP, TAPI Pipeline and the Turkmenistan-Uzbekistan-Tajikistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan (TUTAP) Power Project. 
This comes as the spokesman for the Ministry of Energy and Water (MoEW), Matiullah Abid, said that the CASA-1000 and TAP are important economic projects in the energy sector.
“The CASA-1000 project, which starts from Kyrgyzstan to Tajikistan and then to Afghanistan and Pakistan -- it conveys electricity. This is one of the important projects. Most of its work has been developed in Afghanistan. Afghanistan can also earn 300 megawatts of power from it,” said Matiullah Abid, a spokesman for the MoEW.
The former head of Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) meanwhile said that the implementation of these projects will benefit Afghanistan’s economy.
He said that 60 percent of the work on CASA-1000 has been finished.
“Regarding the regional projects of TAP, TUTAP, CASA, and TAPI Pipeline, I must say that these projects have benefited in various ways. A major part of the
power demands will be ensured,” said Amanullah Ghalib, the former head of DABS.
However, international development aid to Afghanistan has been suspended since the Islamic Emirate came to power.
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